VanFest returns with a stellar lineup of artists including The Black Tones, Whitney Ballen, SEACATS, Familiars, and more. Proceed benefit the Maple Valley Food Bank.
Seattle's Smokey Brights delve into disco grooves with the first single from their Different Windows EP, out Sept. 21 via Freakout Records
After celebrating the influence and legacy for Sub Pop for months, Martin Douglas decided their outstanding sister label should also get some love. Here are five essential songs from the Hardly Art's increasingly storied history.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant stop by The Morning Show with John Richards to discuss saving The Showbox.
On the Vancouver punk trio's third full-length, Lié embody an array of narrative perspectives in order to capture the fear and trauma abusers leave in their wake.
The Seattle psych rockers release their latest album, Destroy The Sun, on Aug. 3 via Swoon Records. KEXP shares an advance stream and catches up with the band about making the record, learning to let go, and the capitalist structures they would utilize to actually “destroy the sun.”
In this edition of Rewind, Martin Douglas explores Shabazz Palaces' odyssey-like sophomore album, which surveys its environment with more street savvy than the group is often given credit for.
On the heels of IRL, the Seattle artist’s latest release delivers another set of deeply ruminative, off-center singer-songwriter-influenced hip-hop.
The Portland duo release the video for the single from their recent album, Picture Him Protecting You, a hand-drawn homage to anime and crushing heartbreak.
In an era that incites us all to compare each other to one another constantly, Seattle's Seacats offer a loving alternative.
Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday is this year's Capitol Hill Block Party. In another act of civil servitude, Martin Douglas points you toward the local bands you should definitely check out this weekend.
Serendipitously aligned with a real-life Pacific Northwest heat wave, the Portland band captures the feeling of the beating sun in Cascadia with jagged riffs and shot-along melodies.